Flanders & Swann - At The Drop Of A Hat (1957)
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote and performed brilliantly comic songs in the 50s and 60s. The comedy duo Armstrong & Miller do a loving pastiche of them in their TV sketch show (see youtube) with the same level of charm and wit but much ruder!
This live performance was recorded in 1957 at the Fortune Theatre, London to an enthusiastic audience. Songs include 'A Gnu', 'The Reluctant Cannibal' and my favourite, 'Design For Living' which is laugh-out-loud and still holds true today.
Spotify link: Flanders & Swann – Design For Living
Next I got History - America's Greatest Hits for £1:
History - America's Greatest Hits (1975)
This American Folk Rock band had their biggest hit with the Neil Young-apeing 'Horse With No Name' but there is much more to them than this radio favourite. Here are two of my faves:America – Sister Golden Hair America – Daisy Jane
I got two more albums yesterday; I'll post them later in the week when I've had a chance to listen to them.